Wednesday, September 23


Many of you may not be familiar with this Israeli dish, but let me tell you, Israeli or not — you will LOVE this! I grew up on this dish and it was a treat every time my mom made it for brunch. Last year I had it at the famous Dr. Shakshuka restaurant in Tel-Aviv. They served it right out of the skillet and was absolutely amazing. It was even better with toast to soak up every last bit of juice. I decided to make it for dinner tonight as a treat and boy was it a treat! AND it was quick which made it even better. This is definitely a crowd pleaser and easy to double or triple the recipe. Perfect for guests or just yourself!

I forgot to add the basil before I took the picture, so pretend its there. Thanks!

Shakshuka (Serves 2)
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pepper (green or red), sliced
1 can tomatoes, crushed (you can use fresh tomatoes and crush them by hand too)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
3 eggs (you can use 4 for this recipe, but I only had 3 on hand)
cilantro, basil or parsley for garnish

1 Saute onions until softened. Then add green peppers until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so.
2 Pour tomatoes and water in the same pan as the veggies. Season with salt and pepper and cumin.
3 Crack egg into a glass and pour directly into the sauce. Proceed with the rest of the eggs, equally distanced from each other.
4 Cover and cook until eggs are set. Garnish with basil cilantro or parsley.


girlichef said...

I have never heard of Shakshuka...but I'd love to try it, it sounds delicious. And look at that dish...the basil ;)...LOL...seriously, looks awesome!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a dish I really like! Yours looks delicious!



Half Baked said...

Never had this dish but it sounds very tasty. will have to try!

Soma said...

The name drew me here in a rush! very interesting recipe.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I made almost this exact dish once, but had no idea it had a name!

Faith said...

This looks so flavorful and healthy! I would love this dish with a slice of crusty bread for dipping!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I've never eaten anything like this! Looks incredibly delicious!

Grace said...

a crowd pleaser? no doubt. this is a human-being pleaser! it's such a lovely and interesting dish--fantastic!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I have never heard of this but boy does it look delicious!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This is a great dish. I remember my dad would make this for us on the weekend. We all loved it.

unconfidential cook said...

It's like an Israeli has--I LOVE it, and can't wait to try.

Olga said...

I've made something similar before not knowing it was an Israeli dish. Comfort food!!!

I was in Israel 9 years ago: loved it.

- Amy said...

ohhh yum! I miss this so much! Looks great

Sweet and Savory said...

I never had this. How did I miss it? I should make it when our Israeli friends visit. That would be a pleasant surprise for them.

Anonymous said...

Actually it's an Egyption dish and shakshuka is an Arabic word.